Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Benefit Funds

Are Members of my family eligible for benefits?

Health / Active Health Benefits / Active Health Eligibility
Are Members of my family eligible for benefits?

Yes. Your eligible dependents can be added to coverage once you complete and submit the Healthcare Coverage Enrollment Form and appropriate documents.

Who is an eligible dependent?

Certain restrictions apply.


Contact the Health Benefits Department

(312) 787-9455, menu option 3
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How do I enroll my eligible dependents?

Complete and submit the Healthcare Coverage Enrollment Form and provide required documentation (see table below) within 90 days of your initial eligibility date. As your career progresses, if you get married, have a new baby, adopt a child or have a child placed with you for adoption, you must submit required documentation and complete a new Healthcare Coverage Enrollment Form within 90 days of the event.

Required Documentation for Enrolling Dependents
Dependent Type
Acceptable Proof of Dependent Status Spouse Child Child
(with court ordered coverage)
Newly Adopted Child Stepchild
Original County-certified marriage certificate1 YES
Original County-certified birth certificate YES YES YES
Qualified Medical Child Support Order (QMCSO)2 or a National Medical Support Notice YES
Original county-certified divorce decree (if the parents are divorced) YES YES3
Interim order of placement and/or final adoption order YES

Document requirements change from time to time.
1Church marriage certificates and Hospital birth announcements are not acceptable forms of proof.
2Click here for the Plan's QMCSO procedures
3A stepchild dependent affidavit or a death certificate of the biological parent is also acceptable

The Trustees reserve the right to change, modify, or discontinue all or part of the eligibility rules at any time with written notice in accordance with federal law.